Highlights of 10 Most Innovative Companies that Hire Remotely [FULL ANALYSIS]

[TikTok, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Facebook, Alibaba, Sportify]


TikTok – TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video. TikTok operates in more than 150 countries and has already surpassed the sweet 1 billion users mark. Their mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy to the world.

Microsoft is negotiating to Buy TikTok’s US version

TikTok is already banned in India. The U.S and Australia are considering banning it as well. TikTok is under a lot of Scrutiny from the U.S government and things are not getting easier. The hit video app has already been banned in India where it had 120 monthly users as of June 2019.

Launched in September of 2016 as Douyin in China under its parent company Byte Dance, TikTok’s growth has been nothing but phenomenal. Its parent company Byte Dance also owns Toutiao, a popular Chines AI powered news aggregator platform.

In November of 2017,Byte Dance acquired Musical.ly for $ 1 billion and it merged both TikTok with Musical.ly in august 2018.

TikTok For Business

TikTok has also launched ‘TikTok for business’ to help businesses and marketers access users at a more emotional level.

Some of the features that are expected to be eccentric include: An ads format, In-Feed videos, Branded effects and Hashtag Challenges.

Branded effects enable companies and brands to directly create content using Augment Reality tech which is ultimately intended to boost engagement.

TikTok is also testing a brand new platform that is called creator marketplace whose aim is to discover and find TikTok content creators to partner with.

TikTok’s main business is ads.

TikTok’s statistics [2020]

  • Number of total downloads : 1.5 billion
  • Android users spent 68 billion hours on TikTok
  • TikTok’s parent company ByteDance is the highest valued startup in the world with a valuation of $  78 billion.
  • 800 million Active Monthly Users
  • 2 billion downloads on App store and Google play
  • Most downloaded App in App store – 33 million downloads (Q1, 2019)
  • Most TikTok’s users are located in India [611 million]
  • Users spent almost an hour on average on TikTok in a day [52 minutes]
  • Its available in 155 countries and in 75 languages
  • 90% of its users access the App on a daily basis
  • More than 1 billion videos are viewed every day.

Apple Inc.

 Designs, develops and sells computer software, consumer electronics and online services.

Apple has recently published (Q1, 2020) Financials


Apple revenue statistics (2020)

  • Revenue – ($ 53.8 billion)
  • iPhone revenue – ($ 26.4 billion)
  • Wearable’s revenue – ($ 6.4 billion)
  • Services revenue – ($ 13.1 billion) 


Microsoft Financials [Q1, 2020]

Microsoft has earned $ 35 billion in revenue [Q3, 2020] with a huge chunk of its revenue coming from LinkedIn and Azure.

  • Revenue : $ 35 billion
  • Net Income:  $ 10.8 billion

Amazon Inc.

The world’s biggest online retailer. It also focuses on cloud services, commerce operations, prescription drugs, digital advertising and others.

Amazon Financial statistics [2020] as of Q3, 2020

  • Revenue – ($ 88.9 billion)
  • Amazon Cloud services revenue– ($ 10.81 billion)

Alphabet Inc. (Google)

Engages in acquisition and running of innovative companies (segments)

Under Alphabet are Google Chrome (Internet search engine), Youtube (Internet video search), Android, Google cloud, Google maps, and Google play.

Other segments under Alphabet include:

Access, Google Ventures (To invest in innovative ventures), Calico (A biotech R & D firm), Capital G (Equity Investment Fund), Waymo (Mobility company, self-driving tech) and X (The Moonshot Factory),

Google business is mostly ads, premium subscriptions and enterprise users.

Alphabet [Google & Other bets] revenue statics 2020 [Q3, 2020]

  • Revenue – ($ 31.6 billion)
  • Net Income – ($ 6.96 billion)
  • Youtube ads revenue – ($ 3.81 billion)
  • Google cloud revenue – ($ 3.01 billion)


Facebook Inc.  is ‘Connecting the world’ through its various products that include Facebook itself, Messenger, Instagram ,Whatsapp and Oculus .

Facebook has in the past quietly acquired a total of 82 other companies with Whatsapp being its largest acquisition that took place in February 2014 at a whopping $ 22 billion.

Facebook’s main business model is ads.

Facebook revenue statistics [Q1, 2020]

  • Revenue – ($ 18.69 billion) 11% increase YOY.
  • Active daily Facebook users –  (1.79 billion) 12% increase YOY.
  • Active monthly users –(2.7 billion) 12% increase YOY.


Alibaba Group

A digital and internet based company headquartered at Xixi campus in Hangzhou, China. It owns other companies that include Taobao, TMALL, FESHIPPO, AliExpress, Lazada, Alibaba.com, 1688, ele.me, Youku, DingTalk, alimama, Alibaba Cloud, CAI NIAO and ANT FINANCIAL.

Aibaba’s main business model is ads and enterprises users.


Sportify is a Swedish music streaming company that happens to be the highest paid music streaming app in the world.

As of June 2020, Sportify had 286 monthly active users, 130 million users on premium subscription and has a 36% share of the global streaming market way ahead of its competitors YouTube, Apple Music, Pandora and Sound Cloud.

Sportify streaming statistics [2020]

  • Post Malone was 2019’s most listened artist with a whopping 6.5 billion streams.
  • Wizkid, Drake and Kyla’s ‘One Dance’ song was the first song to pass 1 billion streams.
  • The most listened song is ED Sheeran’s song “Shape of you” with about 2.5 billion streams.
  • Sportify premium subscribers generated ($1.84 billion) in Q1 of 2019.
  • Sportify has a market cap of $ 26.9 billion (May, 2019).

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